Co-chair’s gift provides for lobby in new tower
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Steve Antoline, one of the co-chairs of the $60 million capital campaign to build a new home for WVU Medicine Children’s, has donated significant funds to support the Antoline Family Lobby in the new tower.
“As one of the co-chairs of this critical campaign to create a state-of-the-art healthcare facility in Morgantown for the children and women of West Virginia and the surrounding region, I felt it was important for my family to contribute,” Antoline said. “WVU Medicine Children’s is very special to my family and myself, and we are proud to be a part of creating a medical facility that will be one of the finest in the country and will serve children and families for generations to come.”
Antoline, from Mount Lookout, W.Va., is a WVU alum and member of the WVU Medicine Children’s Leadership Council. He was the founder of Superior Highwall Miners, Inc., a Beckley based company. Additionally, he and his son Kris continue to operate various businesses throughout the state. Antoline also continues to serve as a trustee on the West Virginia State Investment Management Board and is chairman of the Executive Committee for Young Life, a non-denominational Christian youth organization, building its newest adventure camp in Nicholas County. He co-chairs the WVU Medicine Children’s Capital Campaign with WVU Football Coach Dana Holgorsen and former WVU and NFL quarterback Jeff Hostetler.
He and his wife, Jamie, have been substantial supporters of WVU Medicine Children’s and the University for many years. Their donations have helped to fund scholarships, programs, research, and facilities in several areas of the University, including Athletics, the WVU Cancer Institute, and WVU Extension. In recognition of their generosity, the football practice field at WVU is named the Steve Antoline Family Football Practice Field. Also, in 2013, WVU Extension honored the Antolines with its Outstanding Philanthropists Award. Both are members of the WVU Foundation’s Woodburn Circle and Irvin Stewart donor recognition societies.
“The Antoline Family Lobby will be a warm greeting for our patients and families when they enter the new tower. It is where their first impressions will be made. It is indeed fitting that the Antolines – who have been long-time friends of WVU Medicine Children’s and have supported our expansion from day one – will have their name on this very important piece of our new home,” J. Philip Saul, M.D., executive vice president of WVU Medicine Children’s, said. “We are very grateful to Steve and Jamie for their generous gift, and we, like them, look forward to seeing the lobby and the rest of the tower finally come to fruition.”
The 155-bed, eight-story facility is scheduled to be completed in 2020. In addition to the Antoline Family Lobby, the tower will include:
- Diagnostic imaging and a laboratory
- Two connections to the Southeast Tower (the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute)
- Operating rooms, cardiac catheterization, and endoscopy facilities
- A 25-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and sedation unit
- A Pediatric Cancer Center
- A 61-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- A 39-bed pediatric acute care unit
- A 30-bed obstetrical unit with potential for expansion
- A medical office building, including pediatric subspecialty and Maternal-Fetal Medicine clinics
All of the inpatient rooms will be private, except for 11 NICU rooms for twins. The tower will also include inpatient and outpatient pharmacy facilities and a cafeteria.
Individuals and businesses interested in joining Antoline in supporting the expansion of WVU Medicine Children’s should contact Janette Gidley, director of development, at 304-598-4346 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information on the capital campaign can also be found at wvumedicine.org/growchildrens.
WVU Medicine Children’s – currently located on the sixth floor of J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, WVU Medicine’s flagship hospital – provides maternal, infant, and pediatric care for West Virginia and the surrounding region, giving care to high-risk mothers, premature infants, and children with life-threatening conditions through adolescence to adulthood. In 2020, WVU Medicine Children’s will move into a new tower and ambulatory care center to be attached to Ruby Memorial. For more information, including ways to support the $60-million capital campaign for Children’s new home, visit wvumedicine.org/childrens.